Experience a PRISMS Plus activity that builds understanding of the energy transformations from gravitational work to heat using a few simple materials. Participants will build a device for converting mechanical energy into heat, and use temperature probes and appropriate calculations to determine the efficiency of the device. This activity builds foundational knowledge required for several of the Next Generation Physical Science Energy Standards at both the middle and high school levels.
Department of Physics
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